Parent support and participation is vital to the success of Academic and Career Planning (ACP) in order for students to learn about many career options. One way for parents and community members to get involved in this process is through a guest speaker event called “Community Connections.” The purpose of this event is for students to hear about different jobs within our community from the people who are actually working in those jobs.
Students learn about the following:
- Descriptions of jobs within certain career clusters
- Education requirements
- Characteristics of people within lines of work
- Skills/traits needed within lines of work
- Why different jobs are fulfilling
In addition, it is a great way for students to interact with professionals in various areas while having the opportunity to ask questions.
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